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Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda Series #6)
     

Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda Series #6)

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by Tom Angleberger
 

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The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School!
 
After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation's capital

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The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School!
 
After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation's capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an “origami-free zone.” Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey's sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness? Astronaut ice cream, a supersonic plane, a Johnny Appleseed sighting, and a near arrest—are just some of the clues in the sweetest, stookiest, biggest, craziest Origami Yoda case file yet.

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The gang at McQuarrie Middle School are about take their final class trip and it should be exciting. In fact, we're not at all certain that either they or our national's capital are adequately prepared for all the adventures, craziness, mishaps, and Origami Yoda fun that lay ahead! An entertaining series capper. What's next? (P.S. This Barnes & Noble exclusive edition contains free trading cards!)

Booklist Online - Julia Smith

"...Angleberger’s characteristic humor remains in abundant supply..."
Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
The main characters in this tale are a very mixed group of seventh graders and their finger puppets from the Star Wars movies. The youngsters attend McQuarrie Middle School and are known as the origami Rebel Alliance. While they are happy that their class will be taking a trip to Washington, D.C., they are totally unhappy that they will not be allowed to bring any of their puppets or make any origami on the trip. Cleverly, Tommy brings along an ample supply of green fruit roll-ups that he can use to produce fruitgami Yodas to guide and protect them. However, Harvey has other plans. He smuggled the vile Emperor Pickletine on the trip, resulting in one “final battle between the forces of good and evil.” The lively but rough black and white illustrations are made to look as though they were brawn by the characters. They play an important role and are essential to the story. Full instructions for folding two origami puppets, Flying Darth Vader and Emperor Pickletine, are included at the end of the book. This is the last book of the “Origami Yoda” series. The final page calls into question whether this is really the end of the series, which needs to be read in order Reviewer: Sylvia Firth; Ages 10 to 12.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-08-12
A daylong field trip without origami? Nostrul! Er, awful!Tommy and his fellow seventh-grade Star Wars (and origami) fanatics are ready to go on the field trip they worked so hard to get reinstated in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue (2014), but despite her softened stance, Principal Rabbski imposes a rule banning origami on the trip. Tommy and company open a new case file to chronicle how (or if) they will survive the trip. The students take turns narrating, recording the mistakes, the misunderstandings, the secret cellphones and secret origami…thankfully Dwight, customary custodian of Origami Yoda, brought plenty of lime fruit roll-ups to create Fruitigami Yoda. However, disbeliever Harvey has smuggled his evil origami Emperor Pickletine (with real pickle head) on the trip, and he's Tommy's bus buddy. Will Harvey drive him crazy? Will Tommy get to kiss Sara? Will Fruitigami Yoda be as helpful as his origami incarnation? And what of those standardized tests the students fought so hard against? The final Origami Yoda case file has all the answers! Angleberger closes his six-plus-volume (there is a companion origami manual with stories) series of doodle-filled Star Wars paeans with an enjoyable, funny and realistic denouement that nicely wraps up most of the series storylines. Age-appropriate boy-girl relationships add to the authenticity of the characters, who will soon be eighth graders. One last time: "stooky!" (Er, "fantastic!") (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 9-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419709333
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Publication date:
08/12/2014
Series:
Origami Yoda Series , #6
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
250,570
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache, both Edgar Award nominees, and The Qwikpick Papers. He is married to author/illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia. Visit him online at origamiyoda.com.

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Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda Series #6) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. I loved as much as every other book in the series.BUT WE WANT MINECRAFT!!!! Klick "yes" if you agree with me.Thank you.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
This was a great final installment in the Origami Yoda series, even if it made me sad to see it end. Mr. Angleberger has written a wonderful, funny, and altogether memorable series about a bunch of kids and their origami Star Wars guys and all the wisdom their origami creations give them. I like how the kids in this book go to Washington DC, and also how they creatively break the NO ORIGAMI! rule, while not breaking it. For a Star Wars geek who does origami in his spare time, this series is the jackpot for me! Tommy is a great main character. I love how he handles situations. All the kids in the book seem very realistic to me. This was a great ending to an AWESOME series! To thee, I give a 21-fold salute!
TLK626 More than 1 year ago
My 11 year old son loves your books! Please keep writing more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yay! Its finally here! The origami yoda seires finally! / \ |==O==| \ /
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was greatand everything is usually cheaper on the nook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book! Really funny! Was unable to put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
we bought this book but we unable to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its ok but its not the best book in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It won't allow me to read it